veronica n : any plant of the genus Veronica [syn: speedwell]
EtymologyLatin form of Berenice, influenced by the Church Latin phrase vera icon "true image" which may have inspired the legend of St. Veronica.
female given name
- Czech: Veronika
- French: Véronique
- German: Veronika
- Norwegian: Veronika, Veronica
- Swedish: Veronika, Veronica
- A given name, cognate to Veronica.
- Veronica. A given name.
Veronica is a female given name, the Latin form of the Greek name Berenice, which in turn is derived from Greek pherein (bring) and nikê (victory), meaning "she who brings victory". In medieval etymology, Veronica was sometimes wrongly supposed to derive from Latin vera (true) and Greek eikon (image). Its popularity in medieval and modern times is based mainly on the importance in Christianity of Saint Veronica and her Veil of Veronica.
- Veronica Belmont, Internet TV & Webcasting host
- Veronica Castro; Mexican actress and Mexican Soap Opera Queen
- Veronica De La Cruz; a CNN News anchor
- Veronica Finn; a former pop singer
- Veronica Franco; a poet and courtesan in sixteenth-century Venice
- Veronica Guerin; Irish journalist
- Veronica Giuliani; Italian mystic
- Veronica Lake; American film actress
- Verónica Páez; Argentine marathon runner
- Veronica Ruiz de Velasco; a neo-figurative Mexican artist
Science and technology
- V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. (Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Net-Wide Index to Computer Archives) - computer search engine for Gopher.
- Veronica, the Speedwells, a genus of plants.
- Veronica, a technique in Spanish-style bullfighting
Veronica in Bulgarian: Вероника
Veronica in Danish: Veronica
Veronica in German: Veronica
Veronica in Spanish: Verónica
Veronica in French: Véronique
Veronica in Dutch: Veronica
Veronica in Japanese: ヴェロニカ
Veronica in Norwegian: Veronica
Veronica in Polish: Weronika
Veronica in Simple English: Veronica